The Model Colony History Room
was established in the Ontario City Library in 1970. The room contains non-circulating materials concerning the social, economic and governmental history of Ontario and the western region of San Bernardino County.
Materials available in the Model Colony History Room include: manuscripts, photographs, documents, maps, local school yearbooks, news clippings, Ontario city directories, and phone books. Many of these materials date back to 1882 when George Chaffey and William Chaffey founded Ontario, the "Model Colony."
Check out the Model Colony Collections
and the Special Collections Finding Aids
Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
Ontario City Library
215 East "C" Street
Ontario, CA 91764-4111
Telephone: (909) 395-2206
Fax: (909) 395-2043